Okay, so sometime after august 6th we are picking up a golden retriever puppy-she will be about 7 weeks old. I know the first day you shouldn't crate her except for at night and we will have the crate upstairs at night-but when do I start crating her and for how long? I know you have to crate them during they day when you're there so they don't just associate the crate as you leaving them. I know you start with small intervals, but how long do you start out with? How many times each day? By how much do increase the intervals each day? Thanks so much-we are first time puppy owners and want to do this right.